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Just one or two experiences with marijuana may alter teen brains

Jan 16: Teens who use pot just one or two times may end up with changes to their brains, a new study finds.

There were clear differences on brain scans between teens who said they had tried cannabis a couple of times and those who completely eschewed the drug, researchers reported in the Journal of Neuroscience....

Eat more dietary fibre to lower risk of non-communicable diseases

Washington, Jan 13: Here’s another reason why you should increase your consumption of dietary fibre!

According to a recent study, high intake of dietary fibre and whole grains is linked to reduced risk of non-communicable diseases as compared to people who eat lesser amounts.

Fibre rich fruits include bananas, oranges, apples, mangoes, strawberries, raspberries, while...

Adults with autism good at recognising complex emotions in others: Study

Washington, Jan 9: Adults with autism can easily recognise complex emotions such as regret and relief in others, a recent study suggests.

As part of the study, which appears in the journal Autism Research, a team of psychologists used eye-tracking technology to monitor participants as they read stories in which a character made a decision and as...

If You Are Trying To Lose Weight? Don't Depend On Artificial Sweeteners; We'll Tell You Why

Jan 4: The findings of a recent study suggest that artificial sweeteners may not help with weight loss. The research, published in the journal The BMJ, also stated that there is not enough evidence on their safety. Growing concerns about health and quality of life have encouraged many people to adopt healthier lifestyles and avoid foods rich in sugars, salt,...

Relief for online pharmacies as HC stays ban

Chennai, Jan 2: The Madras High Court Wednesday stayed until further orders a single judge's order banning online sale of medicines, saying patients would be affected if it was prohibited all of a sudden.

A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam granted the interim stay, allowing miscellaneous petitions filed by a batch of traders involved...

Sleeping with contact lense raises risk of serious eye infections

Washington, Dec 31: Going to sleep without removing your contact lenses can cause serious eye infections that may ultimately result in blindness, scientists warn.

Six reports published in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine showed that improper care or wear can lead to infections of the cornea like microbial keratitis.

"Sleeping in your contact lenses...

Kicking, yelling in sleep can increase the risk of neurological diseases later

Washington, Dec 29: Kicking and yelling during sleep? You may want to know the risk factors of a violent sleep disorder.

According to a recent study, taking antidepressants for depression, having post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety diagnosed by a doctor are risk factors for a disruptive and sometimes violent sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep...

Drinking soda, sweetened drinks may up chronic kidney disease: Study

Washington, Dec 28: People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks and soda may be putting themselves at a greater risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a study. The findings, published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), contribute to the growing body of evidence pointing to the negative health consequences of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages....

How exercise helps us shed kilos decoded

London, Dec 28: Some of you may have made a New Year's resolution to hit the gym to shed that unwanted belly fat, and now researchers have revealed how exercise produces this desired effect.

A signalling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, according to the study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.

A 12-week...

Father's post-natal depression linked to emotional stress in teen girls: Study

London, Dec 27: Post-natal depression in fathers is linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters, a study has found.

Almost one in 20 new fathers suffered depression in the weeks after their child was born, according to the study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

The study, based on a sample of over 3,000...